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Nicole Cabell, Janai Brugger & Susanna Phillips To Headline Cincinnati Opera’s 2019 Season
The Cincinnati Opera has announced its 99th season featuring five productions including a world premiere and numerous top stars for the opera world. The season will also include numerous a number of concerts and programs. Here is a look at what to expect. Productions   The season opens with Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro" in a production by Stephen Lawless. Soprano Susanna Phillips will appear as the Countess alongside Janai Brugger in her company debut.…
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Faber Music To Release Limited Edition ‘The Tempest’ Score
Faber Music is set to release a new edition of Thomas Adès’ "The Tempest." The score will be made available for the first time as a beautifully produced, limited-edition publication. Per a press release by Faber Music, the unique cased score, featuring color plates of the composer's original manuscript and sketches, will be published on August 8, 2018. The 250 copies will be signed and numbered by the composer and will…
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Saioa Hernández & Angela Meade Headline Amigos de la Opera A Coruña’s 2018 Season
The Amigos de la Opera A Coruña has announced its upcoming 2018 program featuring two operas, a number of recitals and a gala featuring one of today's biggest stars. Here is a look. Opera The series opens with Bellini's "Il Pirata," which will be presented for the first time with the company. The work, which was mastered by Maria Callas, will star Saioa Hernández, who will become the first Spaniard…
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Metropolitan Opera Announces Summer HD Festival 2018
The Metropolitan Opera’s annual Summer HD Festival is set to return for its tenth time this summer. The series, which will begin on August 25, 2018, through Sept. 3, 2018, will present 10 recent performances from the company’s acclaimed Live in HD series of movie theater transmissions. The series will also present the Marx Brothers’ classic film, "A Night at the Opera," which will be presented on the plaza on August 24, in association…
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Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend – International (7/20-22)
It's a weekend of Bel Canto, Wagner, Mozart, and Puccini with many of the greatest stars in the world. There are some rarities and some signature pieces that are must see. Tosca - Teatro Municipal de Chile, Chile Melody Moore and Lilit Soghomonyan share the title role in Puccini's masterpiece with Leonardo Caimi and  Artem Golubev alternating Cavaradossi. Elchin Azizov and Alexander Krasnov portray Scarpia with Konstantin Chudovsky and Pedro-Pablo Prudencio alternating in the…
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Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend – North America (7/20-22)
As July nears its end, we find new companies starting to open their doors to new productions. Meanwhile some of the mainstays of the last few weekends continue to offer up productions that are simply too good to overlook. Here are our top five picks for the weekend, in alphabetical order by company. Another Brick in the Wall – Cincinnati Opera The opera, based on Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” will…
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Joyce DiDonato Announces Release Of ‘The Florence Foster Jenkins Story’
Joyce DiDonato has announced the release the film "The Florence Foster Jenkins Story." The mezzo-soprano, who portrayed Jenkins in the documentary, announced that to celebrate the 150th birthday of Florence Foster Jenkins, the film would be available on July 19, 2018 on Amazon Prime UK and Amazon Prime USA. The documentary, directed by Ralf Pleger fuses documentary, fiction, and music film genres to take a closer look at the woman behind the aural assault…
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Anna Netrebko & Yusif Eyvazov Cancel ‘Adriana Lecovreur’
Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov have withdrawn from the Baden Baden festival's production of "Adriana Lecovreur." The festival announced that due to a virus both singers have been forced to cancel the two performances scheduled for July 20 and 23. As a result, the Baden Baden Festival was able to recruit Tatiana Serjan in the title role and rising star tenor Migran Agadzhanyan in the role of Maurizio.  Serjan is one of…
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Pittsburgh Opera Announces New Director Of Development
Pittsburgh Opera has announced Michael Braxton as the new Director of Development. The company announced that the veteran fund-raiser will take over the position on August 13, 2018 for the start of the new season. In a press statement, Braxton noted, “I couldn’t be more excited about this opportunity. Pittsburgh Opera is one of Pittsburgh’s cultural gems and recognized nationally for its programming. I look forward to enhancing the Opera’s…
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Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice 2018 Season Features Broadway and Bel Canto
The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice is entering its 9th season and has announced a lineup of performances centered on precisely that, to take place from August 3 to 5, 2018. The festival itself will be held in Phoenicia, NY, in a location within the Catskills which features seven different venues located near one another. The featured event is their production of Georges Bizet’s “Carmen.” Staged and directed by…